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Haydn of Mars (Masters of Mars, #1)

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On Mars, in the distant future, the princess Haydn's arranged marriage cannot save her beloved Republic. Her arch-enemy, the warrior-woman Frane, seeks to make herself Queen while Haydn--the legitimate heir-- must flee for her life.

A reluctant symbol for those who would restore the monarchy, Haydn is too young and unprepared to assume the throne--but determined to become
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by Ace
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Steven
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Haydn of Mars is a fun light and entertaining read. This space opera full of derring-do and fun characters would be a perfect YA selection except for the number of bodies piled up in the course of the story. In this first of a series I would become interested in characters that were introduced, who would play important parts in the plot, and who would then fall into dangerous conflicts, and be killed. Young pregnant Haydn goes on the run from the usurpers and rallies an army as she travels acros ...more
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Bruno Di Giandomenico
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very nice of tales of cat like people living on Mars millions of years from now. Haydn is the queen to be of Mars, but is a staunch republican.
When another woman warrior of the F'rar tribe wants to grab power and tries to kill her, she succeeds in fleeing and travels on Mars, growing whilst travelling and becoming a woman.
Many marvels are shown to her and a faint link to the past and there a hint that man was there.
Maybe in the other 2 books of the series there is more.
Charles
Jun 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
The first in a trilogy. The idea here is really good. I didn't find the plot tremendously compelling but I liked the charaters. I was hoping for more swashbuckling along the lines of John Carter of Mars or other Sword & Planet fiction and I didn't get that.
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Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book (and there are three in all) about what happened when astronauts left their pet cats on Mars...
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